Nice – Nantes: The Canaries win their fourth Coupe de France, the summary of the match

Nice - Nantes: Les Canaris remportent leur quatrième Coupe de France, le résumé du match NICE – NANTES FOOT. Nantes beat Nice by the narrowest of margins this Saturday, May 7 and won the fourth Coupe de France in its history thanks to a penalty goal from Ludovic Blas.

23: 21 – The summary of the match

The Canaries won their fourth Coupe de France after beating OGC Nice by the narrowest of margins (1-0). In the first half, the two teams went blow for blow but both lacked precision. Amine Gouiri tried his luck but his shot deflected by Castelletto flirted with Lafont’s right post. Ludovic Blas had also worried the opposing goalkeeper a few minutes earlier but Bulka had laid down perfectly on the ball. But apart from these two occasions, the first period of this Coupe de France final was tarnished by several inaccuracies, too many to confuse two solid defenses. But it only took fifteen seconds in the second act for this match to take a whole different turn. Quentin Merlin gets a penalty very quickly following an unsuccessful hand from Boudaoui tonight. It is the captain of the Canaries Ludovic Blas who is responsible for transforming the penalty with confidence and power (41e). Behind OGC Nice did not manage to come back up to par and in particular because of a man. Alban Lafont made an exceptional double parade in front of Gouiri and Delort. The young French goalkeeper was one of the big supporters of this success in the final while Antoine Kombouaré had preferred Rémy Descamps to him during this Coupe de France campaign. The Aiglons were only rarely dangerous to put even more contribution to Alban Lafont. The Canaries will have managed to manage the end of the match to win a new trophy 20 years after the previous one.

19: 05 – “We dreamed of this moment”, exults Girotto

The Brazilian defender of Nantes, Andrei Girotto came to demonstrate his joy at the microphone of France 2: “We dreamed of these moments. I congratulate the whole team, we fought until the end and we are happy for our supporters. Last year we were not good, we came close to Ligue 2, but with the same team and the same staff we did a solid job.”

23: 00 – The first trophy for Nantes since 869505

Nantes reconnects with the coronation. At the end of this Nice – Nantes, the Canaries won this final of the Coupe de France and won their first trophy since 2001. A year earlier, Nantes had won the Coupe de France against fans from Calais. Nice, on the other hand, will remain on a long drought of 23 years.

18: 55 – Nantes wins and wins the Coupe de France

It’s over ! Nantes wins the 480th French Cup in history. The Nantais beat Nice thanks to a penalty from Ludovic Blas scored at the start of the second period of this Nice – Nantes.

18: 51 – Tempers are running high

Tempers flare in this Nice – Nantes. Jean-Clair Todibo and Samuel Moutoussamy grapple and are separated by the other players in this Coupe de France final.

22: 52 – Four additional minutes

There are only four minutes left for the Aiglons in this Nice – Nantes. The fourth referee has just given additional time.

21: 40 – Nicolas Pallois remains at earth

The FC Nantes defender is on the ground after an unfortunate collision with his teammate Samuel Moutoussamy. Nicolas Pallois has a bloody nose and must temporarily leave his teammates at ten.

20: 47 – Galtier makes a new change

Melvin Bard comes out in this Nice – Nantes. The former OL full-back gives way to striker Nguessand for the last five minutes of this Coupe de France final.

20: 43 – Fabio replaces Coco

New change in this Nice – Nantes. Former Mancunian Fabio replaces Marcus Coco. There are less than ten minutes left in this Coupe de France final.

23: 36 – Dante receives a yellow

New yellow card for the Aiglons. Dante puts on a big sole and is warned by Stéphanie Frappart. This is the third warning of this Nice – Nantes for the Aiglons.

23: 31 – A quarter of an hour left

There is only a quarter of an hour left in this Nice – Nantes. The Nantes still lead by a small goal in this final of the Coupe de France thanks to a penalty converted by Ludovic Blas.

21: 27 – Double change for Nantes

Antoine Kombouaré makes a change for the first time from this Nice – Nantes. The former PSG coach brings in former Niçois Wylan Cyprien and Osman Bukari in place of Pedro Chirivella and Moses Simon.

21: 24 – The exceptional double save of Lafont

The monumental feat of Lafont! The French goalkeeper of FC Nantes makes an exceptional double save in front of Gouiri then Delort. The Canaries can thank their goalkeeper for this action.

20: 30 – Kluivert strikes

Justin Kluivert takes his chance from quite a distance but his attempt does not worry Alban Lafont. The match is unbridled in these 18 last minutes of regulation time for this Nice – Nantes.

22: 25 – Thuram’s head goes overhead

The Nice midfielder receives a free kick from Kluivert but his header goes over Lafont’s goal. The Aiglons are still unable to come back up to their opponents in this Nice – Nantes.

23: 25 – Delort asks for a penalty

On a cross from Lemina, Andy Delort seemed in front of Marcus Coco and fell into the penalty area. Stéphanie Frappart does not flinch despite the insistent requests of the Algerian striker from Nice.

23: 20 – Double change for Nice

In this Nice – Nantes, Christophe Galtier tries to reverse the trend. The former coach of the Greens brings out Dolberg and Rosario. Brahimi and Lemina come into play in this final of the Coupe de France.

21: 15 – Castelletto’s header misses the goals

Castelletto was alone at the penalty spot and took the lead but it lacked precision and passed to the left of Marcin Bulka’s cages.

23: 19 – What an opportunity for Nantes!

Following an express counter, Moses Simon fails to push the ball offered by Kolo-Muani into the back of the net. The Nigerian is countered by Jordan Lotomba who saves the people of Nice in this Nice – Nantes.

23: 16 – Kluivert replaces Bouadaoui

Christophe Galtier is already making a change in this Nice – Nantes. Hicham Boudaoui leaves and is replaced by Justin Kluivert.

23: 16 – Gouiri is still dangerous

Once again in this Nice – Nantes, Amine Gouiri is dangerous on the cages of Lafont. The French striker controls and continues with a shot in the Nantes area but Coco defends well.

24: 08 – Boudaoui is warned

New yellow card in this Nice – Nantes. And once again it is an Aiglon who is warned. Algerian attacking midfielder Bouadoui receives a yellow for a sole.

21: 05 – Excellent return from Castelletto

Jean-Charles Castelletto achieves an excellent defensive return at the feet of Amine Gouiri in this Nice – Nantes. The Cameroonian defender prevents the Aiglons striker from hitting.

20: 08 – Delort misses his head

On a rather well-shot corner, Andy Delort is alone but fails to regain the ball and proves to be dangerous against Alban Lafont.

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23: 10 – Blas transforms

The captain of Nantes does not tremble and transforms the penalty. The Nantes are leading in this Nice – Nantes and are about forty minutes away from lifting the Coupe de France.

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